Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Wonder of The Little Lifes

My instinct guided the camera, and butterflies showed me the way. Pictures of butterflies were the extra joy I have harvested from the paddy field.

My zoom lens helped to take these pictures in a distance, which in turn did not require my eye-to-eye or face-to-face interaction with the butterflies.

I love the first one, and you must say it is your fave too. The background was actually a small river that turned out to be the mysterious dark grey setting under glaring sunlight. The painted sunshine on the wings was a surprise wonder. Morning is always beautiful, and I am gifted.

But I am wrong to have said there was no eye-to-eye interaction. How could I avoid them from staring at me?

The eyes looked at me even from underneath the wings, or to be more accurate at this moment, they took a side look. My eyes, though with sunglasses, had to shy away from the hot sun, but not these few.

They are actually small butterflies in comparison to those I have hunted in Penang Butterfly Farm. They may look less charming at a glimpse, but their pictures certainly tell a different story.

The stripes and the extra little bit of colours, either on the wings or the antennae, hinted me on the wonder of these little lives.

I had not seen golden rice stalks, but I found this paddy field entertained me in the other way.

35 comments:

Life Ramblings said...

Butterflies and moths are such remarkable creatures and i've always enjoy seeing them perching in between leaves.

Cher said...

i'm returning the favor as first commenter! be back to comment on the post, too afraid someboby will take my spot! lol!

Cher said...

oh no!!! i didn't make it!!! yikes!

rainfield61 said...

Life Ramblings: And they are our source of joy.

Cher: Ha ha ha.. late by a minute. I have done it, but you just missed the target.

George said...

All of these photos are absolutely wonderful. I can see why you like the first one, but I really like your last photo.

VanillaSeven said...

Agree with you Rainfield. The first one is the best :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, it is so difficult to capture butterflies because they are always is flight. You did a wonderful job and yes the first one is my favorite too :)

Cheryl said...

Oh yes the first photo is my favorite but all the photos are simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing such beauties.

Diane AZ said...

Very nice captures. I like the second one the best because of the spots that look like eyes.

Tes said...

Beautiful capture, Rain! Those creatures are elusive, but you were able to capture clearly, not to mention, vibrant! :)

Ayie said...

you made me say "s--t!" when i saw the photos!

rainfield61 said...

George: I can't help. Sigh...You can have your choice.
LOL.

VanillaSeven/Poetic Shutterbug: Yes, this is what I think. Then, you both maybe wrong as well.

Cheryl:I have to thank those buterflies that showed me the way to my joy of photography. They did a good job.

Diane: This was the first time I met butterfly with "many eyes". I do have this in Malaysia. Now I know.

Tes: I find many in betchai's blog, those are very beautiful. And this really inspires me to follow the butterflies under the hot sun.

Icy BC said...

The first photo is just stunning, and it's my fave! Though all the other photos are fantastic as well!

Cher said...

i'm back! the first photo is my fave too! beautiful butterfly captures, Rain!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

I used to have a friend who collect butterflies. Too bad he passed away few years back. I saw his collection on a display cabinet he custom made for his butterflies. It was amazing. Too bad at that time, I didn't have a digital camera to take photos of them.

Ratty said...

You got great photos of the butterflies. I'm glad to see them because there won't be any butterflies here until next spring. We'll only have snow fairies to look at until then.

Mei Teng said...

Butterflies fluttering around flowers gives a fairy-tale like feel.

But these beautiful insects are just so difficult to capture on camera.

Bengbeng said...

i love the first pic... like a painting

rainfield61 said...

Ayie: You made me say "s__t!" when I saw your "s__t".
LOL!

Icy BC: Ha Ha Ha!! I am feeling so happy as if I am now in the heaven.

Cher: Welcome back, and again, welcome back.

Willie: Wow!! Such a long story from you. Luckily I am not your friend.

Ratty: Then I shall be able to see many snow fairies very soon from you. Let me imagine how do they look.....

Mei Teng: I get to know snow fairies from Ratty, and listen to your fairy tale right now. So good.

Bengbeng: Ha ha!! You speak on my behalf.... thank you.

Autumn Belle said...

Butterflies are such beautiful creatures. I am extremely glad that we have the digital camera to capture them, no need for pins and needles and chloroform.

fufu said...

yeah awesomely captured =p it's hard to take butterflies pictures... i only have very few nice shots when i was in one of the butterfly house in shenzhen

Misalyn said...

I love the second photo though all are beautiful in their own ways.

Butterfly spots in the second photo looks like eyes...staring and telling me to stare back.

Pacey said...

Ok ok rain, the first is a fave too, posing like that is so elegantly.

Ayie said...

just so so stunning! i was speechless!

Sharodindu said...

Wow!Simply WOW!!

how beautifuk they are....Great jobe done and many many thanks for sharing these pics with us

:)

Footsteps said...

Lovely variety! ~And very nice photos, Rainfield!

rainfield61 said...

When I wake up in the next morning, I find out my friends at the other side of the globe have visited and left comments when I was asleep. The feeling is fantastic. We are running two shifts operations.

Autumn Belle: Seems like you have the experience on pins and needles and chloroform, which I do not have.

fufu: Everybody has their own shots. You have very nice pictures on your travel which I admire a lot.

Misalyn: If you are free, spend time to stare back, and tell me how are you inspired. Ha hah ha..

Pacey: You have been saying that unwillingly. BTW, thank you for agreeing with me. LOL.

Ayie: No no no.. you have to talk a lot of good words, not for me, but for your baby.

Sharodindu: Wow!Simply WOW!!

Footsteps: I am a happy man today.

Ayie said...

don't worry, i said it in my mind! haha! i talk to baby whenever I know he/she's awake. In fact i told baby we'll be going out later =)

Tabib said...

Beautiful captured of Common Three-ring and Striped Albatross

kulasa said...

i must say that my favorite is yah, the first one!...but i do love them all!

Kirigalpoththa said...

My favourite is the first one for sure!

Gallicissa said...

Lovely captures, rainfield.
I will add to what Tabib has commented: the first one looks like Common Sailor.

One needs to be very parient to photograph butterflies and dragonflies. You are showing good promise. Keep it up!

Sharkbytes said...

The dusty blue one with stripes is awesome. I like that color.

The Retired One said...

I LOVED these spectacular butterflies...great photographs!

Oigon said...

very nice shots!